Budget replay a ‘disaster’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s Cr Hugh Fraser says a decision to rewrite the 2020-21 budget is a “disaster for the [peninsula’s] economy at this time”. The shire’s annual budget is normally adopted by ...

Single desk Centrelink

THE reincarnation of the Mornington Centrelink office as a part-time agency service at Mornington Post Office is pleasing its creators but disappointing members of the community. Sandy Mamo, an actin...

Scout ‘job’ more like a weekend’s fun

WHILE the position is unpaid that “doesn’t mean it comes without benefits”. So states an advertisement for a new group leader at 2nd Mornington Sea Scouts. Applicants might note that the hall on Scou...

Shots, fire at Baxter

DETECTIVES from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating a shooting and a car fire at Baxter, Thursday 2 July. Emergency services, including Hastings SES and Baxter and Somerville CFA crews, were call...

‘Vision’ aims to protect The Briars

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has unveiled a new “vision” for The Briars historic property at Mount Martha. The “largest environmental asset” on the peninsula has a wildlife sanctuary, picnic lawns, her...

Restaurateur’s sour departure

STAFF at Josephine’s Restaurant at The Briars were packing up and vacating the premises last week after being “left hanging” by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Managing partner Mike Bayne said they were ...

Sleeping out for good cause

FUSION Mornington Peninsula is hosting Sleep In Your Car night on Saturday 1 August to support the 116,427 Australians listed as homelessness on any given night. About 42 per cent are under the age o...

Golden moments

TOM Putt knows a thing or two about creating an image, and when he arrived at Balnarring beach early on a cold, misty morning he knew that all the right ingredients were available. Putt, of Mount Mar...

Costly pit stop

A VISIT to the BP Service Station on Peninsula Link at Baxter did not go as planned for a Rosebud man, 8am, Wednesday 1 July. As Somerville Highway Police watched his black Ford sedan, pictured, driv...

Children in danger online

CHILDREN are not safe online, says Detective Superintendent Jane Welsh. “The reality is that increased online socialising and other activities caused by the global pandemic provides a greater opportu...